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Potato print pot plant

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Pam and Allan's beachy vibe

With the soft blues and long white sands of Mount Maunganui beach just down the road from their home, Allan and Pam decided on a ... more

Pam and Allan's beachy vibe
 
Square square colour information iconResene Kumuoto
is a soft toned coastal blue, hazy in the morning light.
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Paint your house like a pro

A coat of paint on the outside walls of your home can make all the difference in the world. But it needs to be done ... more

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A study of studies

It seems every time you turn around, how we use technology is having an impact in the way we design our homes. Smart TVs, laptops ... more

A study of studies

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Trend spotting for 2015

While we might go by the strict confines of a calendar year, other processes ebb and flow with much less regard to particular blocks of ... more

Trend spotting for 2015
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Square square colour information iconResene Sunkissed
is an ochre and golden yellow blend, easy on the eye in a rustic ambiance.
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Square square colour information iconResene Shirley Temple
is a flash of spirited orange with a soft edge of rose hiding within it.
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A little luxury photo
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Win: A little luxury

The beautiful Koha shower collection features innovative Methven Satinjet® technology ... more

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Win: All set for summer dining

Give your table setting a treat with these gorgeous bakery ... more

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Win: Cleaning made easy

If you’re all for making chores around the home simpler ... more

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Be inspired by nature

Summer’s the perfect time to get in touch with life beyond the walls of our house – while you’re out and about, stop and look ... more

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Heidi and Kim's storybook apartment

A home-away-from-home in Australia, inspired by Lewis Carroll's classic book 'Alice in Wonderland'. more

Heidi and Kim's storybook apartment

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Boredom busters

The excitement of Christmas is over, and now the kids are, well, bored. Here are some fun projects to keep them entertained. more

Boredom busters

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Annabel and Simon bring coast to the ...

The soft greys and whites of driftwood and sand; the luminous teal blue skies of North Otago. These are the colours that inspired the interiors ... more

Annabel and Simon bring coast to the country

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Create LeeAnn’s summery boho setting

Whether you call it hippy chic, modern boho, or retro 70s, this look takes the casual appeal of those styles and gives it a sophisticated ... more

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Designers’ go-to neutrals

Whites and neutrals continue to be a popular choice for home renovators, either used as a stand-alone colour or to anchor a scheme of brighter, ... more

Designers’ go-to neutrals

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Discover your style

Are you a Classic Chic, an Industrial Urban, a Traditionalist, a Glamazon, or an Eco Warrior? more

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Readers share their tips

Over the years DIYers have kindly sent in lots of tips and ideas to make decorating easier. Here’s a selection for your education… and amusement. more

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2 living looks: Sandra and Nicola’s designer ...

We feature two gorgeous living areas which use the same main colour but to quite different effect. more

2 living looks: Sandra and Nicola’s designer spaces

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Wonderful ways with wallpaper

Be inspired by these examples, and let your imagination run wild. more

Wonderful ways with wallpaper

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Living room, 3 ways

Candy hues, industrial chic, and colour block crazy more

Living room, 3 ways

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Ian and Sharon’s sand and sea-toned escape

Faced with rebuilding a broken-down bach at Mangawhai Heads north of Auckland, Ian and Sharon took inspiration from the spectacular view of islands, sea and ... more

Ian and Sharon’s sand and sea-toned escape

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Lolly scramble: using bright colour

It’s the season of unashamedly bright colours. more

Lolly scramble: using bright colour

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Talk to an architect

We've all admired, and perhaps even been moved by great architecture at some stage, whether by one of the grand cathedrals of Europe, or by ... more

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Mark and Andrea's seaside-inspired getaway

A cream interior was not going to cut it for Mark and Andrea, whose newly purchased bach by the seaside left them yearning for more ... more

Mark and Andrea's seaside-inspired getaway

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1 house, 4 ways: exterior

House painting ideas from our Habitat Plus booklet ‘1 look, 4 ways: exterior colour schemes’. more

1 house, 4 ways: exterior

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5 bright and beautiful homewares

Interior designer LeeAnn Yare recommends bright and beautiful objects for the home. more

5 bright and beautiful homewares

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Why use a kitchen designer?

For its size, the kitchen is one of the most complex spaces in the house to design. So a good designer is worth more than ... more

Why use a kitchen designer?

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Ann and Noel mix soft with hard

A careful blend of quiet Resene colours has resulted in a stunning home that responds to its wind-swept Wairarapa setting. more

Ann and Noel mix soft with hard

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Create this sparkling entranceway

Stylist and interior designer LeeAnn Yare creates this stunning entrance foyer using the popular combinations of grey, yellow and orange. more

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Unlikely colour combos

Warm muted colours and saturated pastels are making their mark on homewares and interiors. more

Unlikely colour combos

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